Higglers and retailers express disappointment as holiday sales fall short of expectations, even on traditionally lucrative occasions like Christmas Eve. Vendors invested substantial amounts in inventory, but factors like confusion about Grand Market and changing priorities contributed to lower-than-anticipated sales. Some vendors appeal to the government for intervention, while others acknowledge the cyclical nature of the industry. The situation contrasts with vendors selling clothes and accessories primarily to partygoers, who experienced successful sales during the holiday season.

Reporter: Natalia Clarke

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